?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Sherlock - Reichenbach Fall

« previous entry | next entry »
Jan. 17th, 2012 | 09:29 am

The episode was very stylishly shot (I approve) though I kept on hoping the lighting for it had been darker.

I enjoyed it, the whole 90 mins was an amazing ride, and I will need to rewatch it several times before I can articulate my emotional response to it. My state on viewing the episode was one of, um, blankeness, like all emotion had been sucked from me.

Martin Freeman is amazing. The man deserves all the fucking BAFTAs.

I died by the emotions he can generate with a half-aborted gesture or a slight narrowing of his eyes. (I actually want to write a post about Jude Law's Watson and Martin Freeman's Watson, how, the two of them are so -very- good, how the emotional core of the film and the TV series rlies on the two of them. And how each of their portrayal of John Watson makes it for me.).

Andrew Scott as Moriarty - wow, just wow. I have so much I want to say but can't articulate it yet.

Benedict Cumerbarth - OMFG! The outreached hand!

I'm so very glad there will be a season 3.

Link | Comment |

Comments {5}

personality disorder

(no subject)

from: perseid
date: Jan. 16th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Link

I actually want to write a post about Moriarty playing off Sherlock. I've read a couple of reviews that questioned his motives in the episode - while in the novels he is set up as Sherlock's arch-enemy, intent on defeating Sherlock because the latter perpetually foils his crimes, in BBC's version he wants to destroy Sherlock because he wants to. Personally I prefer this latter version, which I find more fitting for a modern setting - also, it does amp up the thrill factor in the episode.

Reply | Thread

personality disorder

(no subject)

from: perseid
date: Jan. 17th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Link

And yes, Sherlock's outreached hand, and John's raised one. Very compelling filming.

Reply | Parent | Thread

witty, somehow

(no subject)

from: naanima
date: Jan. 17th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Link

This is the first time Moriarty has been truly fascinating/interesting to me as a character. I had always felt that Moriarty was one of those amazing character in concept (in idea, in my imagination) but never truly realised in text. I found that the ACD's canon never really sold me on Moriarty as a character, but the by the gods, Andrew Scott's Moriarty is amazing, and for the first time ever I can actually fear Moriarty the realised character/person.

A lots of it is due to this idea that he is all alone, the way he thinks Sherlock is like him (did you notice the MIRROR motif that ran throughout all three eps?), here is a genius with no boundaries, life is so boring, and he is all alone. Then comes along Sherlock, another genius, someone exactly like him, the same brilliance, the same loneliness (or he thought), and oh my, they can have such an amazing game, and maybe, finally, he will have somebody like him.

Except Moriarty is also insane, he wants to win, and he will destroy anything to be the winner. That whole roof-top scene, the ways that he kept on hoping Sherlock would be EXTRAORDINARY, yet was horribly disappointed that Sherlock was ordinary (emotions and caring for other, can’t see through his own weakness), and how when he Sherlock seemed to have won, he decides to kill himself, because there is nothing more important than winning the game.

Just – there are so many layers to him, and I love this interpretation of Moriarty than just the Moriarty who is a criminal mastermind. This Moriarty is a million times more scary.

Also, OMFG! That last telephone conversation, the ways that Sherlock was saying goodbye, killing off any opportunity of seeing John again, the most important person in his life. GUH.

Now, what do you think of Mycroft in this? Part of me think he was on the whole plan, that Sherlock allowed him to release all that information to Moriarty, but never told Holmes the elder that he was going to commit suicide. I just can’t imagine Mycroft miscalculated so drastically.

Reply | Parent | Thread

Expression Vector

(no subject)

from: dreamlessness
date: Jan. 17th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Link

i want to give martin freeman an award for this episode as well. the dialogue he was given wasn't the best, but he did so well with it every time!

Reply | Thread

witty, somehow

(no subject)

from: naanima
date: Jan. 17th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Link

EXACTLY!

He made the most horribly written dialogue sound LIKE GOLD.

Gods, he is amazing.

Reply | Parent | Thread